Parents sometimes find it difficult to juggle responsibilities at home and on the job, but some companies make achieving a work-life balance easier. The following firms in Georgia are among Fortune's list of the best workplaces for parents:
Multiple Atlanta locations.
What the company does: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provides pediatric health care to patients under age 21. It employs about 8,664 people and is headquartered in Atlanta.
What it offers parents: Employees praise financial benefits available to workers who are facing fertility issues, as well as the Mom-Force program, which gives parents returning to the workforce the chance to gain updated work experience. CHOA also offers 90 business days of parental leave after childbirth or adoption and has an onsite childcare center at its headquarters.
Atlanta, Decatur, Roswell, Smyrna locations.
What the company does: Edward Jones provides financial and insurance services and employs about 43,090 people.
What it offers parents: Employees think that Edward Jones respects their personal lives. It provides 120 business days of maternity leave after childbirth (all of which are fully paid), 14 days of fully paid paternity leave and 120 days of parental leave after adoption. Childcare costs reimbursement is provided for work travel or overtime.
Multiple hotel locations throughout Georgia.
What the company does: Marriott International operates nearly 6,000 hotels throughout the world and has about 218,512 employees.
What it offers parents: Employees say that the company has continued its founder's principle of "taking care of our people." Managers are described as caring, and the company helps promote their employees' well-being through flexible working arrangement. The company provides 70 business days of maternity or paternity leave after childbirth, 10 of which are fully paid. Child care is available at the company's headquarters.
1075 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2600, Atlanta.
What the company does: PwC provides business advisory services, including advisement on government policies, free trade zones and legal services. It employs about 45,428 people.
What it offers parents: Parents love PwC's flexibility and culture that helps create an appealing work-life balance. It also offers 130 business days of maternity leave after childbirth, including 75 fully paid days. Fathers can also receive 130 days, with 30 fully paid days, and adoptive parents can receive 130 days of leave.
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